La Pavoni Europiccola flange slipping problem

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maki

Postby maki » Dec 28, 2018, 4:29 pm

i do hope someone solved this issue and can help me out with this.

i have a '85 Europiccola and after checking the heating element (the problem was in the button, but well..) when i try to tighten up the 3 bolts that holds the heating element - the flange is constantly slipping towards the heating elements base, even it's been threaded up...

i do hope i explained well, as english is far from my native language..

maki

Postby maki » Dec 30, 2018, 5:13 am

nobody?..

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redbone

Postby redbone » replying to maki » Dec 30, 2018, 11:55 am

Here are some of the previous threads regarding loose rings / flanges.
https://www.homebarista.com/forums/search.phpkeywords=La+Pavoni+loose+ring&terms=all&author=&submit=Search&t=0&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0

Bit of confusion in your explanation for me since you jumped from a potential switch problem to the boiler ring / flange issue.
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maki

Postby maki » Dec 30, 2018, 12:31 pm

the main issue is with this flange.

i rotate it up to the base and when i am tightening up the 3 heating element bolts, to secure the heating element - the ring/flange starts sliding back (as there is no threading at all).

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redbone

Postby redbone » replying to maki » Dec 30, 2018, 1:50 pm

See Francescos site halfway down page at title "Boiler turns on base". http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/La_Pavoni/Dr_Pavoni/troubleshooting.htm.

About Dr.Pavoni http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/lapavoni_drpavoni_eng.htm.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
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maki

Postby maki » replying to redbone » Dec 30, 2018, 2:36 pm

thanks, but this is not my problem.

my problem is:

1. i've tighten the flange up till the base with no heating element on
2. install heating element to the boiler
3. start screwing in the 3 bolts of the heating element to the flange (it has 3 holes for the bolts, right?)
4. here comes my problem. as i am screwing in the bolts - the flange starts SLIPPING DOWN towards the heating element, as there is no threading on the boiler

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redbone

Postby redbone » replying to maki » Dec 30, 2018, 3:53 pm

Can you post some pictures to confirm model year/type of your Europiccola since they've varied throughout its long production.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
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maki

Postby maki » Jan 01, 2019, 8:42 am


tried to illustrate my problem on video, hope you can help me out.

flathead1

Postby flathead1 » Jan 01, 2019, 9:08 am

I'm not really an expert but where is the base of the machine in this problem?
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redbone

Postby redbone » Jan 01, 2019, 10:04 am

Looks like you are missing the heating element seal and the base to boiler spacers as seen here. http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Faidate/diy-lapavoni.htm
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549